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Professor Carl Friedrich von Ledebour (8 July 1786, Stralsund – 4 July 1851, Munich;[1] also Karl Friedrich von Ledebour) was a German-Estonian botanist. Published Flora Russica - complete Russian flora.


Ledebouria species have been cited as being used for medicinal purposes, including pregnancy, diarrhoea, influenza, backache, skin irritations, wounds and lumbago. South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa. (2016) link


Family formally Hyacinthaceae
Plants of the World online, Kew Science link

Ledebouria socialis Roth

Genus: Ledebouria
Species: socialis Roth
Common names: Common Squill; Silver Squill
Distribution summary: South Africa
Habit: Bulbous
Hardiness: H2 - Tender; cool or frost-free greenhouse
Habitat: Dry open habitats
Garden status: Not currently grown
Flowering months: May, June
Reason for growing: Commemorative, medicinal, toxic

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